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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Our readers write

Welcome to 'Our readers write', where we throw out a question related to poetry and ask readers to jump up and catch it. Got a question you'd like answered? Drop it in the comments section for use in the near future.

Keeping to the poetry and popular culture ideal set up in the first post, are there any poems set to music you admire? Two villanelles immediately come to mind for me: both the German singer Hildegard Knef and Glasgow group The Pastels have recorded versions of Auden's 'If I Could Tell You' (the latter deviating much from Auden); and the Australian singer Jeannie Lewis recorded and released a raucous, worth-searching-for version of Dylan Thomas's 'Do Not Go Gentle' in 1974.

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